Starship Artificial Gravity

Starship Artificial Gravity


Starships Main Computers Jumps Shields
Armor Cost Length & Width Supplies
Artificial Gravity Crew Life Support Tech Levels
Builder Escape Pods Maneuver Tractor Beams
Cargo Grade Modifications Types
Character Scale History Names Vitality
Class Hyperflight (Speed) Passengers Weaponry
Combat Internal Damage Sensors

Starship Artificial Gravity

StarshipGravity.jpgUsing a variation of stolen Jith repulsor technology, artificial gravity is a standard feature in most Galactic Imperium ships. This does not mean that it works on all ships though, as the crews of poorly maintained ships often find themselves floating about after a severe shock to the ship. Artificial gravity is normally maintained by repulsor pads in the ceiling of ships, exerting a constant downward gravitic pressure on the passengers, just enough to mimic a comfortable level of gravity. This force can be altered for the preference of different races.

GravityPlateSchematic.jpgHorror stories abound about crews who were crushed by gravity systems. However this is not usually possible, as most systems are usually designed to go no higher than 2G’s. Some captains modify their ships, allowing them to raise gravity levels in some sections in retaliation for a boarding action, but these can malfunction and slay the ship’s crew. Some ancient ships have no artificial gravity and instead use forces of acceleration or centripetal rotation on long voyages to simulate gravity. In combat situations, these ships become very dangerous as quick maneuvers throw floating crew members into nearby walls.

The point is, artificial gravity is not a common feature aboard all stock Starships (very few fighters have it, for example).

Artificial gravity costs 1 Major Gadget if it is centripital (caused by ship rotation – Tech Level 5) or 4 Major Gadgets per level of base if gravitic. Note that if centripital, the ship must rotate physically in the portion of the vessel with gravity. For more high-tech versions of artificial gravity, Tech Level 8 or above is required.

Item Tech Level Falcon Cost BC Gadgets
Jith Repulsor Plate 8 10,000 10 4 major per section (sections = level of Base/Awkward Size)

Starship Artificial Gravity

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